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by scottf4
October 15th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is a fungus among us?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Is a fungus among us?

Thanks Morph!
by scottf4
October 14th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is a fungus among us?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Is a fungus among us?

Here is another picture. What had me concerned originally is the black dots on the browned leaf
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by scottf4
October 14th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is a fungus among us?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Is a fungus among us?

Hi all, hoping to identify if I indeed have a fungus issue and how to attack it. Background: this is my back yard, not my newly renovated front yard. It is a tall fescue mix, probably 15 years old. 2.8k sqft without irrigation system. Applications this fall: 10lb/k of 10-10-10 on October 1, 24d and ...
by scottf4
October 14th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

Update at about 40 days post seed down, 35 post germination. Everything is moving along great. I’m at 2.5” height of cut. A few weeds (broadleaf and wild onion) I’ll deal with in the spring. Perhaps touch up an area or two in spring or fall, we will see how it does. Next fertilizer application will ...
by scottf4
September 21st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

The moment I’ve been waiting for...baby’s first haircut. Day 16, brought it from 3 inches at the longest spots down to 2 inches to promote filling in. I’ve stopped any night watering to prevent fungus, but I still have to keep frequency up since I added seed in a couple of areas that didn’t germinat...
by scottf4
September 17th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

Day 12. Color is starting to darken. The pictures don’t do a great job of depicting the color, but it is very nice. I’m officially at that stage of a renovation where you’re happy but begin to worry if it’ll all come together. The pictures include a few less than stellar areas. Longest patches are 2...
by scottf4
September 16th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Stack316 half backyard renovation 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 981

Re: Stack316 half backyard renovation 2020

Nice progress! It’s going to be great from what I can see. The difference between day 11 and 18 after a mow is amazing. I’m on day 11 right now and hoping for the same progress and figuring I’ll do my first mow around the same time.
by scottf4
September 15th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

Thanks! Seems like you’re moving along, too. It’ll be interesting to compare notes. I threw down some extra on the areas I was confident had an issue. Hard to tell from pictures but on the right side, the slope is significant and that’s also where I had issues with my sprinklers. That was Saturday s...
by scottf4
September 15th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

https://i.postimg.cc/2btNM4n0/18-FB2569-39-D9-48-FE-AAF9-76-F69-DFD846-A.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hhhSsGVC/C9-E96-C25-996-D-4-D25-BE46-086-A9-C4-BD8-FC.jpg Day 10 pics! Starting to work on the previously pitiful landscaping, but we will ignore that for now. It’s coming in great in general. If you s...
by scottf4
September 11th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

https://i.postimg.cc/18jQrhBq/50599-DD9-AAD1-4-C08-B3-BD-E80-FD5-D5864-D.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Mfq2pW6h/A7-BEAF76-6-E3-E-45-C6-9-DF5-9594-FD762917.jpg Day 5 and 6 pictures. Seeing great germination through most of the yard. A couple areas I was worried got too much water from the sprinklers are ...
by scottf4
September 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

Great germination at 4.5 days. I saw a couple after 2.5, then they started poking through yesterday before exploding over night. Some areas better than others unsurprisingly, but off to a good start.
by scottf4
September 7th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

Seed went down on Saturday, September 5th. Sprinkler setup is working great. Unfortunately the forecast is upper 80s for the next 4 days and almost no rain for 2 weeks. That’s how it seems to go. But I’ve got 4 zones each going 4 times per day for 10 minutes to keep it wet throughout and will adjust...
by scottf4
September 3rd, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

I think you guys both make good points. Ideally, I would’ve had the soil in here a week ago, but it just didn’t work out. I should mention it’s not much leveling, just a few areas around the driveway. I sprayed glypho tonight on anything not worth pulling. I’m going to hope the mesotrione I apply ke...
by scottf4
September 3rd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

I moved into a new house about a year ago. I had my struggles at the last place, but I was eventually able to turn that lawn into a really solid one. The new house’s lawn was a disaster, however. The front had barely any grass left, a combination of just dirt and every weed imaginable. The back had ...
by scottf4
April 2nd, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Scott's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Scott's 2019 Soil Test

Thanks again. Sulfur will go down very soon. Any need to touch the micros or not worth it at this point?
by scottf4
March 31st, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Scott's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Scott's 2019 Soil Test

Thanks Hoosier. I can’t for the life of me figure out why my sandy soil has patches that are so shiny, flat, and let water sit on them. I started using BLSC and kelp help at the end of last fall. Perhaps those will help. One thing I did not mention: I did do a solid winterizer app of urea (I still h...
by scottf4
March 19th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Scott's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Scott's 2019 Soil Test

I also want to add that I do have issues with water not draining well. My guess is that the low OM has caused my dearth of earthworms, which has caused my compaction. But if the test reveals anything on this topic, I’m interested to know.
by scottf4
March 19th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Scott's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Scott's 2019 Soil Test

Lawn size: 1000 sqft Area: Northern Kentucky very near the Ohio River Generally shady due to adjacent buildings Currently have tall fescue. In Fall 2017, I brought in about an inch of topsoil to the back and tried seeding. It grew well at first, but did not come in as thick as desired and was patchy...
by scottf4
October 11th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Feeling doomed and trying to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Feeling doomed and trying to plan

I should also mention that the grass that I do have is quite healthy looking. It’s a matter of filling in some bare spots out front and figuring out the issue in the back.
by scottf4
October 11th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Feeling doomed and trying to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Feeling doomed and trying to plan

Thanks, Dave. That's generally how I feel; if I'm nailing the basics I should be on the right path. It's just disappointing to put so much effort and money into things and not have it turn out well. It amazes me that the 50%-ish of my backyard that is bare dirt did not germinate. And based on 1) not...